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Japanese Plane Attack Upon USS Lexington (CV-16), 02/20/1942


Published February 26, 1942


Naval Photographic Center film #16170. National Archives description: "JAPANESE PLANE ATTACK UPON USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) Can Nos. Lengths Pos. Master Supno, No. 16170: 2-5170 1-6004 98" No. 16173 : LS Japanese torpedo plane attacks USS LEXINGTON (CV-16), May 1942. (SV)
MCU SBD in flight.
LS MCU Japanese planes attack the Lexington (Feb. 20, 1942); ship wing antiaircraft fire. (SV)
MCU Australian cruiser (CANBERRA) coming up astern of LEXINGTON; PAN across flight deck of LEXINGTON.
MCU Australian cruiser, CANBERRA.
MCU LA Australian ADM.'s barge coming alongside LEXINGTON. QUALITY: GOOD"
National Archives Identifier: 80322
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Run time 53 seconds
Producer United States. Navy
Audio/Visual silent, black & white
Language English

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Reviewer: RLT - - April 29, 2014
Subject: USS LEXINGTON CV-2
On February 20, 1942, while operating in the South Pacific, Lexington and her escorts were attacked by 17 G4M1 "Betty" bombers. Famous pilots such as "Butch" O'Hare and Jimmy Thach shot down some of these attacking aircraft during this engagement.
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